Girls' Basketball

PBL eighth-, seventh-grade girls basketball teams defeat Clifton J.L. Nash

CLIFTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team won 31-16 over Clifton J.L. Nash on Monday.
The Panthers held Nash to seven points through three quarters.

PBL seventh-grade basketball team won 20-18 over Rantoul St. Malachy

RANTOUL -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade girls basketball team defeated Rantoul St. Malachy 20-18 on Wednesday.
The Panthers were tied with less then 30 seconds left in regulation.
"We had one 30-second timeout left," PBL seventh-grade coach Stacy Johnson said.

PBL eighth-grade girls basketball wins season opener over St. Malachy

RANTOUL -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team won 40-8 over Rantoul St. Malachy in its season opener on Wednesday.
The Panthers outscored St.

GCMS coaching changes (Aug. 20, 2018)

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved the hiring of Seef Grauer as an assistant high school football coach, Brandon Shaw as an assistant girls' basketball coach, Colton Leake as an assistant softball coach and Dena Carter as the girls's intramural (fifth- and sixth-grade) basketball coach, effective immediately, at Monday's meeting.

PBL's Cassidi Nuckols to play basketball for Parkland College

PAXTON -- Cassidi Nuckols, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior, signed her letter of intent Monday to play for Parkland College's women's basketball program.
"I'm excited (to play) basketball in college," Nuckols said.

Pure Sweat Basketball camp to be held May 19

PAXTON -- Brandon Heyen, a 2011 Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate, is holding a Pure Sweat Basketball camp at PBL Junior High School on Saturday, May 19, for boys and girls in the fifth-12th grades.
The girls' camp will take place from 2-4 p.m., with the boys' camp to follow at 4-6 p.m. 
Registration is available at the followi

Local coaches named to list of IBCA’s Coaches of the Year

GIBSON CITY — Ryan Tompkins, head coach of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School varsity boys basketball team, was one of 82 coaches selected by the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association for the Coaches of the Year award for high school boys basketball.

Area college sports catchup (March 25, 2018)

Augustana's Wrenn, Illinois Wesleyan's Walker named CCIW Softball Players of the Week
NAPERVILLE – Augustana’s Molly Wrenn and Illinois Wesleyan’s Brea Walker were selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Softball Players of the Week on Tuesday, March 21..
Walker, a sophomore pitcher from Gibson City and Gibson City-M

PBL, GCMS basketball players participate in 2018 SVC-HOIC All-Star games

GIBSON CITY -- The Heart of Illinois Conference was well-represented at Saturday's Sangamon Valley Conference/HOIC boys' and girls' basketball all-star games.
During the two games, the Eureka girls basketball team -- whose head coach, Jerry Prina, is a 2003 Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate -- was recognized for its IHSA Class 2A state tournament appearance and the Ridge

SVC-HOIC All-Star Basketball (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's all-star girls' and boys' basketball games in Gibson City ...

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